GA English on Sunday

News in Brief from Bonn and the region

Das eingestürzte Dach liegt auf den Tribünen. im Stadion in Alkmaar.

The stadium roof of the Dutch first division football team AZ Alkmaar partially collapsed on Saturday. But there were no injuries.

A „90’s“ festival kicked off to a great start yesterday, pharmacists warn of medicine shortages, a group from Sankt Augustin could not take a ship home with their pedelecs, Irish singer Michael Patrick Kelly defies the rain on the KunstRasen, a stadium roof in Alkmaar partially collapsed without causing any injuries, off-track hikers cause problems in the Siegaue – here’s our news in brief on Sunday.

Boyband hype in the Rheinaue: Festival "90's Live" provides nostalgia in Bonn

At the festival "90er Live" in the Rheinaue in Bonn, stars such as Oli P and Blümchen performed - to the delight of the 20,000 visitors. Here are some pictures to show how the festival went.

Um 14 Uhr startete am Samstag in der Bonner Rheinaue das Festival "90er Live".

At 2 p.m. the festival "90er Live" kicked off in the Rheinaue in Bonn.

 

(Original text: Thomas Kölsch)

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Pharmacists complain of bottlenecks: Many important drugs are sold out in Bonn

Eva Sawicka kann in der Gronau-Apotheke viele gängige Arzneien nicht mehr anbieten.

Eva Sawicka can no longer offer many common medicines in the Gronau pharmacy.

 

Bottlenecks in the supply of medicines are causing problems for pharmacists in Bonn and the region - and have been for months with no prospect of improvement. "It is bad enough that vaccines are not available," says Eva Sawicka, managing director of the Gronau pharmacy, "but many of the most common medicines are also missing. The painkiller Ibuprofen becomes scarce particularly often, confirm other pharmacists. But the disruption possibly concerns many other medicines.

(Original text: Sonja Koller, Eric Sommer)

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Group from Sankt Augustin could not take the ship home with their pedelecs

Ein Pedelec-Fahrer tritt in die Pedale (Symbolbild).

A group from Sankt Augustin had to cycle home from Linz instead of on the ship. (Symbol picture)

 

A group from Sankt Augustin had to cycle home from Linz instead of using  the ship they had chosen. Franz-Josef Müller, his wife and three other retired couples had imagined this differently. The group of eight had set off last week from Sankt Augustin for a bicycle tour. They planned to go as far as Linz, then back to Bonn by ship. But when they wanted to buy tickets at the Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) ticket office for the trip at 1.10 pm, they were informed that the partner company Siebengebirgslinie was not taking any e-bikes with them. "Even our objection that our bikes were pedelecs didn't help," says Müller. "We didn't get any tickets and had to make the return trip on our bicycles in very hot weather.“ It is advised to check with the individual ship companies as some do transport e-bikes while others don’t.

(Original text: Dylan Cem Akalin)

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Concert in Bonn: Michael Patrick Kelly defies the rain on the KunstRasen

Michael Patrick Kelly auf dem KunstRasen in Bonn.

Michael Patrick Kelly on the KunstRasen in Bonn.

 

The rain couldn't harm him or the 6000 spectators: Michael Patrick Kelly inspired his fans on Friday evening on the KunstRasen in the Rheinaue in Bonn. The Irish singer was impressed by the crowd’s energy: "I wanted to say you're like the Irish, but you're just crazy. You just wowed me," he praises the soaking wet but exuberant crowd. They, in turn, thanked a pop artist who proves to be extremely versatile and knows how to touch people with his message of peace and his energy.

(Original text: Thomas Kölsch)

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No casualties: Stadium roof in Alkmaar partially collapsed

Das eingestürzte Dach liegt auf den Tribünen. im Stadion in Alkmaar.

The stadium roof of the Dutch first division football team AZ Alkmaar partially collapsed on Saturday. But there were no injuries.

 

The Dutch first league team and its supporters were lucky in the misfortune. On Saturday the stadium roof partially collapsed during storms. Fortunately, this happened outside the playing times, so that thankfully nobody was injured.

(Original text: dpa)

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Nature Reserve: Off-track hikers cause problems in the Siegaue

Das Naturschutzgebiet Siegaue erstreckt sich nahe der Nordbrücke. Diplom-Biologin Monika Wachtel erklärt den Lebensraum.

The Siegaue nature reserve extends near the north bridge. Biologist Monika Wachtel explains the habitat.

Many visitors of the Siegaue walk through protected areas of the nature reserve. A new concept, which guides the visitors, should offer a solution. But although fences would help, they were not suited to the nature reserve.

(Original text: Maximilian Mühlens)

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(Translation: Mareike Graepel)